easyJet announces new flights from London Gatwick to Tivat in Montenegro
easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has today announced it will operate a new route from London Gatwick to Tivat in Montenegro which will commence on 16 June 2016.
Flights from London Gatwick to Tivat, which went on sale this morning at www.easyjet.com will operate twice a week throughout the summer, on Monday and Thursday starting from £33.49 per person, one way. easyJet expects to carry over 19,000 passengers on the route in the first summer of operation.
On 27th March Montenegro will become easyJet’s 32nd country in its network when services commence from Manchester to Tivat. Flights will operate twice a week from Manchester starting from £35.49 per person, one way.
The new Manchester connection is the only one offered to Tivat by any UK airline outside of London.
Neil Slaven, Commercial Manager at easyJet, said:
“A few months ago we were delighted to announce that we would be adding a new country to our network exclusively available for passengers travelling from Manchester Airport.
“We expected that this new route would not take long to become a firm favourite as an easy and affordable summer destination for our customers and it has proved to be so successful that we believe there is a real demand for this flight from London Gatwick to Tivat.
“With its Mediterranean climate and a vibrant coastline littered with beaches, Montenegro is a truly up and coming destination which will provide more than a match for the long-established med resorts.”
Jennifer Newman, Airline Business Manager, at Gatwick Airport said:
“The addition of easyJet’s Tivat route to Gatwick brings easyJet’s routes at the airport to an impressive 105 different destinations and we are delighted to see Montenegro opening up to increasing numbers of Gatwick passengers.”
Ian Whitting, British Ambassador to Montenegro said: “ I am delighted that easyJet have decided to operate a second service from Gatwick to Tivat. This a further substantial step in the developing relationship between the United Kingdom and Montenegro.”
Tivat also serves the Mediterranean port of Kotor, a UNESCO World heritage site which was named as the number one city to visit in the world in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel yearbook for 2016.
The Coastal town on the bay of Kotor is also home to Porto Montenegro a new modern super-yacht marina creating a vibrant coastal community of waterfront residences, hotels and restaurants, shopping, water sports and leisure facilities.
Note: Tivat Airport is in vicinity of Dubrovnik too.